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This is how officials are trying to rally teens to get Covid-19 vaccinations

May 12, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES - 2021/04/25: An Army nurse fills a syringe with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the FEMA-supported COVID-19 vaccination site at Valencia State College on the first day the site resumed offering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine following the lifting of the pause ordered by the FDA and the CDC due to blood clot concerns. Most patients opted for the Pfizer vaccine which was also available. (Photo by Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

With a new demographic now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, public health officials hoping to fight variants will have to adjust their strategy to convince 12 to 15-year-olds and their parents to sign up for inoculations.

(CNN)With a new demographic now eligible for Covid-19 vaccines, public health officials hoping to fight variants will have to adjust their strategy to convince 12 to 15-year-olds and their parents to sign up for inoculations.

Cameron Carrion, a 14-year-old whose mother watched CNN's interview with Jacob and then drove to the same vaccine site, said he felt good about getting the shot.

California will offer the coronavirus vaccine to children as young as 12 years old starting Thursday, expanding access to about 2. 1 million additional residents, health officials said Tuesday.

Vaccine makers are already testing the effects of booster shots, and the federal government is starting to plan for possible programs to deliver booster doses of coronavirus vaccine -- but these are just-in-case scenarios, Walensky said.

That's really our job, is to hope for the best and plan for what might happen if we need further boosters in the future, the way we get flu vaccine boosters every year," she said.

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